Monday, January 14, 2008

Foggy Morning... Same locale

Pastel on Canson paper, ~10 x 10.5"

This was painted within a day of the previous image. Same story, different result. I drove up to the park to get out of the fog, but it was up there too. I was with 4 other painters. 2 of us stuck around, and went to work. I walked around on this hillside for awhile, looking at the sillhouettes on the ridge, but then started paying more attention to the subtle color shifts of the vegetation, and the way they helped describe the form of the hill itself. Once you start this kind of image, sunshine is not welcome, as it would radically alter the palette and value range. The fog did lift a bit while I was working, but the light stayed fairly steady.


Anonymous said...

It's really cool that you got this blog going, Bill. Dice always points me to you for pastel referencing! Thank you for the informative reply about pastel types and brands on the Birds' blog.

After using the set of 40 pastels from Sennelier, I ordered a set of 30 intense darks by Terry Ludwig this weekend. Can't wait to get 'em and experiment. Feel free to drop by my blog and show me the way without mercy. Sometimes I feel a little lost!

I remember attempting to paint at the Berkeley Marina during a foggy morning a few months ago. Didn't work out at all, but yours here does! Awesome stuff to look at. Keep posting. :-)

Benjamin Plouffe said...

Glad i found your blog. I hope to see more pastels from you soon!!!

Erwin Madrid said...

Wow, these are great! I'm so glad you started a blog. I can't wait to see more.
I'll be back!!

Bill Cone said...

Thanks for all your notes. This journalism into the ether thing is an interesting way to share ideas. I really was inspired by a bunch of folks at work who have been doing this for a long time, as well as the interns who were here this summer... Katy Wu, Kevin Dart, Lorelay Bove, Olga Stern, and Brigette Barrager.
Blog crazy, they are!

I've been intrgued enough to start posting and see where it leads. Community is where you find it.